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Clean rivers and floating gardens: UN recognises heritage agriculture

Clean rivers and floating gardens: UN recognises heritage agriculture

Four traditional farming systems in Bangladesh and Japan have been acknowledged by the United Nations for their importance to global agriculture.

Published: 23-Dec-2015

Asia-Pacific fuels a challenging year for dairy

Asia-Pacific fuels a challenging year for dairy

As the global dairy industry grapples with issues of oversupply and the changing face of product mixes, Asia-Pacific countries will hold massive sway over the direction the market takes over the coming 12 months, according to the US Dairy Export Council.

Published: 21-Dec-2015

Each Asian consumer will fit into one of five groups, survey finds

Each Asian consumer will fit into one of five groups, survey finds

To get an understanding of how Asia’s consumers have been moving towards natural ingredients, a global food colourings company has commissioned a widespread market research study, finding five different types of shopper.

Published: 08-Dec-2015

Five changes in market access to China

Five changes in market access to China

This year has been a big one for China’s food safety policymakers, who last month introduced changes to legislation that would serve as a regulatory framework for the coming years.

Published: 09-Nov-2015

Top food and drink trends for 2016 – in pictures

Food and drink in 2016 – in pictures

Mintel has unveiled 12 top trends it predicts will shape the food and drink industry over the next year. To find out what they are and how each of them will influence consumers and deliver key opportunities, enjoy our photogallery.

Published: 19-Oct-2015

Zooming into protein trends region by region

Zooming into protein trends region by region

Protein has been topping the ‘hottest ingredient’ lists for a while now - but how does demand break down region by region?Has the sugar backlash tainted the protein trend? Have...

Published: 16-Sep-2015

Crown celebrates Singapore’s 50th birthday with metal can packaging designs

Crown celebrates SG50 with metal can packaging designs

Crown Holdings has been supporting local and international brands with packaging designs to mark Singapore’s 50th birthday (SG50) this year.

Published: 31-Aug-2015

The top three trends shaping Asian convenience retail

The top three trends shaping Asian convenience retail

Leading convenience retailers in Asia generated more than US$130bn in sales in 2014, through a combination of higher sales from existing stores, as well as significant new-store expansion, according to research carried out by UK-based IGD Retail Analysis.This strong growth is expected to continue, with Asia’s megacities containing a perfect mix of high population densities, rising affluence, consumers who prefer to shop daily and close to where they live, as well as legislation in some markets that restricts the development of larger stores.  

Published: 28-Aug-2015

July: Which supplements were blocked at the EU borders this month?

Supplements blocked at the EU borders

Emu oil, impotence drugs and illegal oranges. Click on to find out which supplements were blocked at the EU borders this month. 

Published: 03-Aug-2015

The key market data and ingredients in the immune health sector

The key market data and ingredients in the immune health sector

Immune supplement sales were valued at an impressive $2.3 billion in 2013 (Nutrition Business Journal), and in this gallery we look at the key market trends and ingredients for this growing sector. 

Published: 18-Jun-2015

From Foshu to fusion: What will be big in Japan in 2015

From Foshu to fusion: What will be big in Japan in 2015

Japanese conglomerate Nagase has revealed its predictions of country’s top food trends for 2015.  Its choices are based on the anticipated changes to Japanese claims regulations, as well as consumer interest in new food experiences and ethnic flavours.

Published: 13-Jan-2015

Asia-Pacific in 2014: A year of scandals, soul searching and success

Asia-Pacific in 2014: A year of scandals, soul searching and success

The last 12 months have been turbulent for much of Asia-Pacific's food industry, with regulations, legislation, markets and partnerships continuing to develop in the latest step in the region's economic development.To mark a fascinating year for everyone involved in the region's food industry, we have taken a look at the year's most widely read stories one month at a time.As we take a break now over the holiday period, please accept our warmest wishes for a happy New Year and a successful and productive 2015.

Published: 22-Dec-2014

FoodNavigator's top 10 articles of 2014

FoodNavigator's top 10 articles of 2014

Sugar, gluten-free foods, front-of-pack nutrition labelling, and the 'utter nonsense' behind popular diet claims were among the most popular subjects of the year on FoodNavigator. 

Published: 16-Dec-2014

Trends for 2015: Asia's mixed bag

Trends for 2015: Asia's mixed bag

Infant food manufacturers will be celebrating in China as the impact of this year's loosening of the one-child ban is felt; meanwhile, traffic-calming measures in Manila continue to prevent goods from going to export, according to Euromonitor analysts' predictions for the year ahead.

Published: 15-Dec-2014

China still hunting for brands that can compete overseas

China still hunting for brands that can compete overseas

China is failing to produce enough consumer brands for a globally competitive brand name to emerge, says Wall Street brokerage Bernstein’s research arm in a joint report with the Interbrand consultancy.

Published: 24-Nov-2014

How India secured a WTO deal with the US, and what it means

How India secured a WTO deal with the US, and what it means

After months of angry negotiating had brought India and the United States to a tense impasse, the two countries finally reached an understanding last week to seek a “permanent solution” to stockholding produce for food security purposes at the World Trade Organisation.

Published: 19-Nov-2014

In pics: Two months of food scandals rocks Taiwan

In pics: Two months of food scandals rocks Taiwan

Recent reports that international furniture retailer Ikea has been using expired milk in its ice cream is the latest scandal to rock Taiwan. We take a look at a tense two months for food authorities and consumers as some of the island's worst abuses came to light.

Published: 27-Oct-2014

Learning from Japan's healthy ageing market

Learning from Japan's healthy ageing market

From an €80 million market for anti-ageing placenta supplements to the world’s most innovative (and fad-driven) functional foods and drinks market, Japan’s healthy ageing market is unique and instructive.

Published: 23-Oct-2014

Frito-Lay Japan develops flurry of limited edition snacks

Frito-Lay Japan snack NPD

Frito-Lay Japan has developed an array of limited edition snacks for October, from avocado and cheese tortilla chips to burdock and soy flavored extruded snacks.

Published: 15-Oct-2014

China's most prominent food scandals so far this year

China's most prominent food scandals so far this year

There is absolutely no doubt that the Chinese authorities are doing everything they can to bring the country's food industry to order, but they are facing a daunting task. We take a look at best-known scandals that have rocked consumers so far this year

Published: 27-Aug-2014

Diageo’s top line takes a hammering: 2014 results show Chinese dragon bites

Diageo said today that foreign exchange movements ‘severely impacted’ its 2014 top line while Chinese anti-extravagance measures also hit hard – our slideshow dissects the Johnnie Walker distiller's performance.

Published: 31-Jul-2014

Asia-Pacific's 10 biggest retailers: Japan continues to lead the way

Asia-Pacific's 10 biggest retailers: Japan continues to lead the way

Over the next five years, Asia-Pacific will account for more than half of all the world’s new retail sales, according to this year’s edition of Euromonitor’s Retail Asia-Pacific Top 500 rankings. 

Published: 23-Jun-2014

New trends report highlights differences in food habits across Apac

New trends report highlights differences in food habits across Apac

The way consumers in the Asia Pacific region choose, purchase, prepare and share food experiences is being reshaped this year, according to market research published by public relations agency Weber Shandwick.

Published: 17-Jun-2014

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